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SMAC Art Center to present Good Soil Exhibit

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Hollister, MO—The Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will present the work of local artist Mary Evelyn Tucker in a solo exhibit, Good Soil, at the SMAC Art Center on historic Downing Street in Hollister. The exhibit will run from July 5-27. The opening night reception for the show will be held Friday, July 5, 6-9 p.m., in conjunction with State of the Ozarks (SOTO) First Friday Art Walk. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Tucker is well-known in the area for her heartwarming watercolor pet portraits and beautiful botanicals. For her upcoming exhibit she has incorporated a variety of mediums, including watercolors made from soil and plant-based materials. Her artwork includes a mixture of botanical and animal subjects, along with unique items such as tufted rugs. Alongside each piece will be the story of its creation.

“My intent is to emphasize the importance of community and growth,” Tucker said of the theme of her show. “Good Soil is a celebration of the interconnectedness of life and the sustaining power of nature.”

During the opening reception, attendees may view the exhibit, enjoy free refreshments and tour the rest of the center’s private studios. The Vintage Paris Coffee kiosk will be on sight. The reception sponsor for the exhibit, The Stemmery, will have hand tied flower bouquets. During the reception Tucker will talk about her art and answer questions at 7:30 p.m.

Each month during their exhibits, SMAC highlights one of the many local non-profit organizations that serves the area. This month SMAC is drawing attention to the Branson Humane Society. The Humane Society aids in the alleviating of distress and suffering of animals, and promotes humane treatment through protection, placement and public education.

Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC), a 501C3 non-profit local center of creativity, art education, innovation, and community partnership, strives to improve the quality of life in southern Missouri by connecting individuals with the arts, for the benefit of all.



July 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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